Edinburgh Napier University Ma Journalism

Edinburgh Napier University Ma Journalism

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Edinburgh Napier University has one of the longest running and most respected journalism courses in the UK. Gain professional knowledge and experience in reporting, editing, designing, business and law, and follow in the footsteps of recent graduates who have gone on to work at the BBC, STV and BT Sport.

BA (Hons)Journalism

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Gain accredited industry-relevant training to prepare you for a media career on one of the UK’s longest running and respected journalism courses.

Course introduction

Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University is one of the longest established and most prestigious journalism degree courses available in Britain. We’re one of the top six journalism courses in the UK, Guardian University Awards 2017. Our course provides you with a critical understanding of the legal, political, economic and professional contexts of journalistic practice.

We’re committed to producing highly capable graduates with the strongest possible skillset. From the start, we treat you not just as a student, but as a working journalist, challenging you to produce work to industry standard so you can excel in a newsroom environment.

Edinburgh Napier University Ma Journalism

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn to produce high quality content for newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and digital platforms in our industry standard studios and newsrooms.

You’ll gain experience with a work placement where you can apply your knowledge to a real media environment. You’ll also help to produce an annual magazine which is distributed throughout Edinburgh. You’ll be involved in sourcing and writing copy, sub-editing features, designing the layout and selling advertising space. This gives you vital experience and a professional publication that you can show to prospective employers.

You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of copyright, publishing, business, finance and law that will inform your journalistic work. You’ll also develop transferable skills in communication, IT, presentation, team work, leadership and project management.